Electro - acoustic composition for 2 pianos and laptop.
ARK is articulated around Nathalie Huber and Coralie Lonfat’s compositions with 2 pianos and a laptop. Arrangements present rhythmic and harmonic superpositions, impromptu parts and the exploration of sound textures. The idea is to bring closer the jazz and pop harmonies to the eclecticism of modern music and to add electronic sound effects to acoustics. “Modules”, concept of short, radical and experimental pieces come to be intercalated between the longer compositions. The artists such as Sylvie Courvoisier, Enrico Pieranunzi, Esbjörn Svensson, Tori Amos, Björk, Ellery Eskelin, John Cage and Philip Glass influenced the musical universe of ARK. The project also took as a starting point the colors and forms of Tinguely, Niki de Saint Phalle, Magritte, Aloise and the poetic humor of Paul Eluard and Christian Morgenstern. And if current sonorities of data processing got married with two acoustic instruments ? And if the humor of modern music met the poetry of ARK ? And if the freedom of ARK were that of a free swimmer in water… ?
NATHALIE HUBER, born in Fribourg (CH) in 1979, studied piano at the
Academy of Fribourg with Veronique Piller. She obtained her composition and
arrangement diploma in 2004. She attended the classes of François Allaz, Claude
Buri, the workshops of Popol Lavanchy, Jean-Christophe Chollet and she took an
active part in the projects of URBAINES, Festival of emergent creations in Lausanne - CH), at the time which she carried out with Samuel Blaser the composition ENGELMASCHINE for 30 musicians (a whole of traditional musicians and jazz directed by Carlos Baumann). As well as that Nathalie obtained the first price of composition organized by the EJMA (Lausanne), she also wrote several parts for quartet, quintet and 10et. She accompanies choruses, singers and takes part of several formations in duet (with sax or flute).
CORALIE LONFAT, born in Lausanne (CH) in 1980, studied classical
piano during ten years. Then she took a bigger interest in jazz. She followed the professional classes at the EJMA (Lausanne) and obtained a diploma in piano studies in 2004 and a diploma in composition and arrangement in 2005.
She benefited from the piano courses of Thierry Lang in the Academy of Montreux, then of Michel Bastet in Geneva. She studied composition with François Allaz and Claude Buri, took part in the workshops of Jean - Christophe Chollet, Popol Lavanchy, Mathias Demoulin, François Lindemann, a.o.
She followed several workshops in France, in particular with the pianist Eric Moulin. Coralie wrote several parts played in quartet, quintet and 10tet.
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